Hans Kinder

(1900 - Dresden - 1986)

1924, the year in which he became a guest student at the Bauhaus in Weimar, was decisive for Kinder's work. For him, it was the beginning of questioning the traditional models of artistic creation. Although Kinder still followed a figurative holistic approach during the 1920s, even while studying at the Dresden Academy of Arts, he began to dissolve it more and more. During his time as a soldier in World War II, he met Pablo Picasso in German-occupied Paris, who strongly influenced his work. The figure remains an integral part of his paintings, but it passes through various stages of abstraction. After Kinder's distanced positioning in the formalism debate, his work becomes more experimental, while at the same time he withdraws more and more from the public eye. Dynamics, movement sequences and their abstraction, but always also color play a fundamental role in his work. Kinder is considered an important representative of Dresden's late Cubism. (ED)


born in Dresden
1916 - 1917
Studies at Dresdner Kunstgewerbeschule (Dresden School of Arts and Crafts)
1917 - 1920
Military service and hospitalization
Guest student at the Bauhaus in Weimar
1925 - 1932
Studies at the Dresden Art Academy, master student of Max Feldbauer
Member of the Dresden Secession
freelance artist in Dresden
First personal meeting with the pantomine M. Marceau, Beginning of systematic work on the Marcel Marceau cycle. Represented with works among others: National Gallery Berlin, Museum of Fine Arts Leipzig, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Neue Meister and Kupferstich-Kabinett.
dies in Dresden